Saturday, August 29, 2009

Swiffer Wet Jet

I was given a Swiffer Wet Jet when they first came out a while ago by a neighbor who was moving out of our apartment complex. The solution bottle was brand new and the mop itself had only been used once. I had a brand new box of the pads and an almost full bottle of the solution.

First I want to say that the idea for this I think is great but it just doesn't work the way I would have liked. One thing, the most important thing is the solution that comes with the swiffer wet jet, stinks. I mean this stuff smells awful! I woulnd't ever buy this stuff myself. But I used it a few times to see if it worked and to tell you the didn't.

My apartment isn't that big and my kitchen is small. Saying that though I still had to use 2 pads and alot of the solution to get my floor clean.

Another thing...You absolutely have to take the used pad off the mop before putting it away, even if it only looks a little dirty and you want to save some money by using it again. The reason being that you have to turn the mop upseide down in order to store it. If you don't the solution that's on the wet pad will leak all over the floor and down the mop handle while it's upside down. But if you don't store the swiffer wet jet upside down all the solution from the bottle will leak out all over the floor like mine did.

I ended up throwing my swiffer wet jet away and will never get another one.

I will say one thing though. Swiffer has a good idea, it just needs a little more thought. I also use the swiffer dusters and I love these things. I have been using them ever since they came out a while back.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Freebirthing/ Unassisted Births

I recently saw a show about this on cable. I don't even remember what channel it was on. I looked into freebirthing and the use of midwives. While I had my child in a hospital and had prenatal care, some of these women don't believe in any kind of prenatal care or doctors just in case something goes wrong.

I read one story where a couple went out in the wilderness, miles and miles away from anyone and didn't even carry a cell phone just in case. She went through labor and birth in a lake where they had set up camp. Thankfully everything was fine, but what if they had had some complication?

I had all my prenatal check ups, all my blood tests came back fine and I still had to have an emergency c-section because she had her first bowel movement before she was born and is cut down the amount of oxygen she was getting, so much so that she had 2 seizures when she was born. Can you imagine what would have happened to her if I decided to let nature take it's course and not go to the hospital?

I sometimes wonder if something were to happen to one of these babies and these parents are out in the wilderness, if they would just bury their dead child and never tell anyone what happened? Could they get away with that? I have no idea.

I do believe that women have the right to decide what's done with their bodies, but we don't have the right to endanger our childs' life when it's about to be born.

Start Sampling

Have you ever heard of Start Sampling? Well it's a great website to get samples.

I've been a member for years and ahve gotten some really cool samples from them. All you have to do is register and then start clicking on the samples you want. It's soo easy.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Self Serve cashiers

You know the ones in the grocery stores that you go up to and have to scan all the items yourself? Yeah, my grovcery store just recently switched to that and they don't have any, not even one...manned cash register. So even those senile old grannies that can't figure out how to change the channel while using a remote are in the lines holding everyone up. And there was only there to help with all 6 cash register lines. She was a busy girl because no one..ok, well a few people knew what the hell they were doing. Myself included thank goodness. I really hate those things.

When I go to a restuarant I want a waitress to wait on me and when I go shopping I want a cashier to check my stuff out and bag it.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Swag Bucks

If you've heard of Swag Bucks then you allready know what I'm about to say. If you don't know about this site then you really, really need to go

Wait...what are you waiting for? lol

Let me explain it to you. All you do is register and then use their search bar to do your searching. I haven't even downloaded their tool bar and I'm earning swag bucks. Now when you get enough swag bucks, you can exchange them for things like, gift cards, paypal cash, ipods, comic books, books, hats, shirts, ...sheesh the list goes on and on. Seriously.

In the past 2 weeks, I've gone to their site maybe once a day and have alreayd accumulated 20 swag bucks. At 25 swag bucks you can get a $5 gift card, see how easy this is. All you have to do is use their search bar when you are doing your regular searching you do, and we all do it. And they will reward you randomly with swag bucks. It's pretty cool, and for those of us that love getting something for nothing, this is the best. So go take a look...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Vocal point

If you've never heard of Vocal Point you are really missing out. I've been going there for less than a year and participating in the message boards and they send me coupons for free full size products they are talking about. Recently I got a coupon for a free box of cereal. I've had free kashi bars, free clothes soap and all sorts of free samples.

You do have to participate in the forum and message boards but that's just too easy.


I've used freecycle a few times. I was a part of the freecycle group here in las vegas for a while a few years ago but one bad mod can ruin the experience for everyone.

I got one of my dwarf hamsters from freecycle a few years ago and he was the sweetest little thing. When I went to get him, the person who had him said her son didn't want the hamster any more but wanted me to keep the name he had picked for him. I said I would but I didn't. Why in the world she would even ask me when her son wasn't even there was beyond me. It was obvious to me she cared little about what happedn to the poor little guy because it was 55 degrees out side and she had his cage outside.

When she brought the cage is, there was just a water bottle, and some food and very little bedding. Poor little thing probably would have died if I hadn't gone to get him.

The condition the cage was in was the worst thing though. I don't think they had changed the bedding in this cage in at least a month. It reeked! The hamster himself was a matted mess since he was sleeping in his feces and urine. I wanted to slap this woman. I really did. But instead I brought him home, cleaned him and the cage and he lived for 4 years.

But my point is I stopped using freecycle because the moderators of the group made it impossible to get things on there.

One person would constantly post about wanting free money or food. All the time.

Another would put one post every week about wanting a bed and the moderator would jump his shit for it. It was crazy. I think this moderator had favorites that she let do whatever they wanted and others couldn';t.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Locks of Love

Last night I wrote an article about Locks of Love and because of some of the Pm's and emails I've been getting I wanted to clarify a few things.

1. I do not dislike locks of Love, but I do think a person should do research about them ebfore they donate their hair to them.

2. I'm not ever going to donate my hair. I would rather sell my hair if I was going to do so and then decide after doing some research pick which charity to give the money to. My first pick would be to the ASPCA.

3. If after you read about their practices you still want to donate your hair to Locks of Love then by all means do so. Just realize that some hair does get sold and they do make a profit.

just do your research.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


It's nice being alone at times because you get to have some "me" time. So my hubby is gone for the next 2 weeks and it's just em and my daughter here at home right now. She is 18 and goes out with her boyfriend a couple of times a week and it gives me somet ime to myself. It's nice having time to myself, I really like it. I gave myself a night at a hotel a few years ago as a birthday present to myself. It was wonderful, the cafe was open 24 hours and I went down to it at 2 am and had a coffe and a piece of chocolate silk pie. lol

I brought a book and some treats like cookies, frappuccino and money enough to go to the buffet for dinner. It was wondefful and my hubby had no problem with it. Heck he is happy watching his sisters place and her 3 dogs while she is gone because he has some alone time. I think we all need some alone time now and again.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

New freebie site

I love letting other readers know when I have found a great site for freebies. I recently found another blog that lists great feebies..

If you love freebies and don't want to look all over the net for them, here's another blog to visit.